My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman


Excogitate floral art design.

You live you learn

Long lasting ornamental cucumbers and air-plant display

You love you learn

Cake stand display with  aerophytes and ornamental Cucumis.

You cry you learn

Rip a few leaves to soften the design

You lose you learn

Cake stand display

You bleed you learn

Tillandsia and ornamental cucumbers

You scream you learn

Aerophytes and ornamental Cucumis with ripped leaves on a cake stand

You grieve you learn

Wired foliage rings

You choke you learn

Cucumis and Tillandsia

You laugh you learn

Ornamental Cucumbers

You choose you learn

Monochrome design

You pray you learn

Wired foliage around Cucumis and Tillandsia

You ask you learn

Long lasting design

You live you learn

Lyrics: You learn by Alanis Morissette

Verb: Learn from, Think out, plan, or devise.
Synonyms: invent, devise, contrive, think up, concoct

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20 November 2013 Wired Foliage Circles

Manipulate leaves into a wired circle

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

Favourite Flowers


Air plants

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Add grass "bubbles" that can be repositioned to your design

2 December 2015 Stacking the odds in your favour

Cover a wire frame for a winter kissing bough.

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on

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